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Stephanie Earls

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The Carter Payne is pictured on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
"Actually talk about the message, the context it was created in and what it's arguing for," Palmer High School teacher Sean Wybrant said. "Like Michelle Obama said (in her final address as first lady): Get educated and make a better world. That really is the crux of where all this goes, and I think you get there by having good conversations." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
"Beertender" T.J. Manspeaker pours a patron a pint on a Monday afternoon at Rock Cut Brewing Company in Estes Park. Photo by Stephanie Earls.
Alondra Laris watches closely as Monica Silva partakes in communion. Laris, Silva, and Mairin Laris (left to right,(center) at the Iglesia Nueva Vida on Sunday, January 8, 2017. As polling places were beginning to close across the nation, the elders of New Life Church met in an office on the megachurch campus to sign paperwork initiating a major expansion that recognized and embraced the diversity of Colorado Springs. The second largest evangelical Christian congregation in Colorado was merging with one of the city's larger Hispanic churches, Iglesia Nueva Vida. JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE
Glenwood Hot Springs claims that its century-old pool is the largest of its kind in the world. An on-site spa, restaurant and athletic club are open year-round. In the summer visitors can enjoy cabana rentals, water slides and a pool for the kids. (Courtesy Glenwood Hot Springs)
Oskar Blues has signed a 10-year lease in the historic, four-story DeGraff Building located at 118 N. Tejon St. in downtown Colorado Springs.
Visit Cerberus Brewing Co. in Colorado Springs and check-in with Twitter, Untappd or Foursquare, your message will pop up on the dedicated screen behind the bar thanks to DigitalPour, a subscription-based platform, available to businesses, that serves as a hub for fans' input as well as a live tap menu and calendar. Photo by Stephanie Earls.
The Rev. Jerry and Susan Cassell of Northland Community Church in Monument. Courtesy photo.
New Life
Senior Pastor Brady Boyd addresses the congregation of New Life Church in this Gazette file photo.